Famous Deaths in June 1979

  • 1st Jack Mulhall, actor (Buck Rogers, Held for Ransom), dies at 91
  • 1st Werner Forssman, German urologist (Nobel 1956), dies
  • 2nd Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45
  • 3rd Arno Schmidt, German writer, dies at 65
  • 4th Edward Dawson, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1927-30), dies
  • 5th Pauline Offner, Zen Theravadin nun, dies at 53

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6th Jack Haley, American actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies of a heart attack at 80

Actor Jack Haley
Jack Haley
  • 7th Forrest Carter, American author (b. 1925)
  • 8th Herb Polesie, producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79
  • 8th Louis Salvador Palange, composer, dies at 61
  • 9th Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1884)
  • 11th August Maes, Flemish actor/director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85

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11th John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], actor (Green Berets, True Grit), dies at 72

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
  • 13th Darla Hood, actress (Our Gang 1935-45), dies at 47
  • 15th Ernst Meister, writer, dies at 67
  • 16th Ben Weber, US composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62
  • 16th Liselotte Welskopf-Heinrich, writer, dies at 77
  • 16th Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong, Ghanaian dictator (b. 1931)
  • 16th Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911)
  • 17th Lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58
  • 19th Paul Popenoe, American eugenicist (b. 1888)
  • 21st Julian Orchard, actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49
  • 21st Angus Maclise, American mystic, shaman, musician, and composer (b. 1938)
  • 22nd Emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85
  • 22nd Julius Sommer, dies of heart failure, buried in Dayton Ohio
  • 22nd Louis Chiron, Monaco race car driver (b. 1899)
  • 25th Philippe Halsman, American photographer (b. 1906)
  • 26th Charles Clore, financier, dies
  • 28th Paul Dessau, German composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33), dies at 84
  • 29th Ben Barnett, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies
  • 29th Lowell George, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Little Feat), dies at 34
  • 30th Alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72